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Ipomea alba

Common Name(s):
Moonflower, Moonvine
Cultivar(s):
Giant White
Category:
Vines
Comment:

8 in. heart-shaped leaves; soak seeds overnight in warm water or nick with a file; cold and frost sensitive; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; grow slowly until hot weather.

Wildlife Value: Nectar from flowers attracts attracts moths and bees.  Members of the genus Ipomea support the following specialized beesMelitoma taurea and Cemolobus ipomoeae.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Flower:
Large, fragrant white flowers open late afternoon and close at dawn; attracts moths
Zones:
8
Habit:
Tender perennial grown as an annual
Texture:
Medium to Coarse
Exposure:
Sun
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining stems
Tags:
bees, nectar, specialized bees, wildlife, pollinators, moths

NCCES plant id: 2256

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